Curl up in front of the flame effect fire
Perfect for relaxing and watching a film
Spacious lounge area
A well equipped kitchen and dining area
Light & airy kitchen diner
Enjoy a family meal together
Double bedroom
Have a great nights sleep
Twin bedroom
A cosy room
Family bathroom
View towards the property
Ideal for an relaxing in the courtyard garden
Great for alfresco dining
Enjoy a refreshing drink in the evening
1 / 15  Curl up in front of the flame effect fire
2 / 15  Perfect for relaxing and watching a film
3 / 15  Spacious lounge area
4 / 15  A well equipped kitchen and dining area
5 / 15  Light & airy kitchen diner
6 / 15  Enjoy a family meal together
7 / 15  Double bedroom
8 / 15  Have a great nights sleep
9 / 15  Twin bedroom
10 / 15  A cosy room
11 / 15  Family bathroom
12 / 15  View towards the property
13 / 15  Ideal for an relaxing in the courtyard garden
14 / 15  Great for alfresco dining
15 / 15  Enjoy a refreshing drink in the evening

Barn Owl Cottage

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Located in the attractive seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, within walking distance of the towns harbour
  • A 30 minute walk from the pretty sandy beach, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, beach games and the kids will love crabbing on the quayside
  • Traditional fisherman’s cottage with a courtyard rear garden ideal for alfresco dining





Property code: KT011

Pretty fisherman’s cottage offering thoughtfully updated accommodation for four guests, situated in the North Norfolk seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, just a short walk from the town quay.

Whisk the family away for a holiday at this traditional fisherman's cottage in an enviable location. Each morning wander down to the front and sip coffee while gazing over rippling water or explore the maze of streets to discover interesting shops, boutiques and eateries. This contemporary seaside cottage makes a wonderful home-from-home and is dog-friendly, so pack up the dog bed and blankets and bring your canine companion down on your coastal getaway.

Near the centre of Well-next-the-Sea, right by the quay, this is a delightful little property that will allow you the chance to explore shops and boutiques by the water's edge. Sink your feet into soft sand, take a dip in the ocean then enjoy a picnic of buttered croissants on the beach.

As this is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there are intriguing trails to traverse and spectacular sights to discover. Get your camera ready for a holiday-worthy snap against the startling Norfolk landscape. Hop on the steam train for a ride down to the beach where colourful beach huts line the shore and the landscape beyond is made up of sand dunes and a pine forest.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Electric flame fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen, electric and heating included
  • Towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Enclosed courtyard garden
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Pub, shop, and beach within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Liz.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Pam 22nd February 2020

Ideally located for a walking holiday or to go birdwatching. Equally good for just staying in Wells. The cottage is cosy and comfortable and has all you need for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Lisa 27th December 2019

Great location, nice for a short break, but could do with up dating .

Reviewed by Graham 14th September 2019

Very clean and comfortable everything you need in the kitchen excellent location very quite

Reviewed by Richard 24th August 2019

Really enjoyed our stay here. Amazing location and quiet. Cottage is tired and in need of refurbishment/decoration.

Reviewed by Lana 10th August 2019

The cottage is perfectly located in Wells, and the parking space at the back is a bonus as in peak season parking in the town is near impossible! The cottage had everything we needed and we quickly settled in and felt at home. It is very spacious, yet cosy, inside. A wonderfully dog-friendly cottage in a very dog-friendly town, we look forward to rRead moreeturning. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 20th July 2019

Cottage is in an excellent location. Very friendly dog area. To ourselves it's well worth visiting again.

Reviewed by Allison 13th July 2019

Pretty cottage in a good location in the town. It is a good size (we were a party of two and one dog) and is well equipped. Thoughtful touch from the owners with a bottle of wine and crisps being provided on arrival. The property is however tired and the carpets in the main bedroom are threadbare in places. Dirty towels (not from us) had been left Read morein a wash basket in the bedroom and the toilet was urine stained. Pretty courtyard but too many shrubs to have the space to sit out. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff 6th July 2019

Lovely compact cottage in a central position to all amenities. Enclosed rear garden encouraging lots of wildlife. Comfy beds with crisp, white fragrant bedding aiding restful nights sleep. Fully loaded with all thats needed to ensure a great stay.

Reviewed by Jenny 22nd June 2019

Found this to be a comfy little cottage and very well equiped. A bottle of wine and crisps waiting on arrival was a nice touch. Parking was a bit tight but o.k. A very easy walk to shops and harbour.

Reviewed by Graham 18th May 2019

Clean and comfortable cottage with a pretty, small back garden. Good parking in a quiet courtyard. Excellent location within 5 minutes walk of the harbour.

Reviewed by Stephen 27th April 2019

Lovely cottage in a quiet lane. Spotlessly clean on arrival with a complimentary bottle of wine and fruit juice on the table with a welcoming note. Very cosy and relaxing. Would recommend it to anyone.

Reviewed by Jonathan 30th March 2019

This was the third stay in this cottage. Great location for visiting the North Norfolk coast.

Reviewed by Mark 23rd March 2019

This is a lovely cottage in a superb location was only spoiled by the very poor standards of cleanliness we found when we arrived and which we have detailed in the previous comments box. We had a lovely week in the area with amazing walks with our dogs and excellent meals out , particularly recommend The Golden Fleece in Wells and The Carpenters ArRead morems in Wighton for eating out. Cant wait to come back to the area later this year . Hide

Reviewed by Mark 22nd December 2018

This is a fantastic little cottage, close to the centre of Wells. The cottage is very well equipped with a washing machine and dishwasher and was a perfect Christmas retreat. We were even left a Christmas tree and decorations to enjoy our festive break. We would be happy to recommend this cottage and to stay again.

Reviewed by Stuart 11th August 2018

Overall a nice property in a good location. Bathroom looked tired with some wear on tiles and toilet seat not fitting properly as knocked onto cistern handle when flushing. The windows, frames and blinds needed cleaning. Garden needed attention as overgrown in areas.

Reviewed by David 17th July 2018

Very comfortable and clean, good location to the town, very friendly residents around. Car parking very easy.

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Curl up in front of the flame effect fire
Perfect for relaxing and watching a film
Spacious lounge area
A well equipped kitchen and dining area
Light & airy kitchen diner
Enjoy a family meal together
Double bedroom
Have a great nights sleep
Twin bedroom
A cosy room
Family bathroom
Show 3 moreView towards the property


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The most northerly county in the East of England, Norfolk is a land of beautiful contrasts. From the swooning reed beds and endless maze of waterways in the Norfolk Broads; the unspoilt stretches of fens and shingle spits where bird and wildlife thrive; a famous royal palace and the historic cathedral city of Norwich, this enticing area of England is just waiting to be discovered. Visit Sandringham Palace and see where the Queen lives or find out where lavender grows; you could journey to one of the largest seal haul outs in Europe at Blakeney Point or have a traditional day at the seaside at Cromer and Great Yarmouth. The cathedral gilded city of Norwich is a wonderful place to lose yourself either walking the ramparts of Norwich Castle or the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. The city has an exceptional array of shops, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Well connected to the national rail and road network, Norfolk is easily accessible from London, the M25 and from major city terminals.

Norfolk is characterised by its horizons and big skies, straight highways and rural trappings. Also, when it comes to attractions, visitors to the county will be spoilt for choice. If you love animals and birds, head to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, or the Cley-Next-The-Sea. With such a long coastline Norfolk boasts some magnificent stretches of beach – favourites include Cromer, Old Hunstanton, Wells-Next-The Sea, the dunes of Winterton-on-Sea, and Brancaster (a favourite for dog owners).

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